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#3 Craig Brodsky
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Orange Park, Fla.
High School: Fleming Island
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Third-year member of the squad as a defensive back • outstanding athlete who is expected to start at the strong safety spot again this fall • joins LB Pat Callaway and DL Vince Hollerman as only UD returning players who started every game in 2013 • can also play corner and can return kicks and punts • has played in 23 career games with 12 starts and recorded 57 tackles, two pass breakups, and three interceptions.

2013 SEASON
Started all 12 games at strong safety for Blue Hens • ranked ninth on the team with 45 tackles, including 34 solo stops • also had one tackle for loss and two pass breakups • ranked No. 2 on the team with three interceptions • intercepted two passes in the win over Wagner and one on the goal line vs. Richmond • recorded a season and career-high six tackles each vs. Delaware State and William & Mary • had five stops vs. Jacksonville and James Madison • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week vs. Wagner • Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • did not see action in spring due to injury.

2012 SEASON
One of just five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens • played in all 11 games as a backup safety and on special teams • recorded 12 tackles on the season, including three solo stops • had career-high five tackles at Old Dominion in late October and also recorded three stops in career debut vs. West Chester • returned three kickoffs for 55 yards on the season (18.3 avg.), including a season-long 26-yarder vs. Rhode Island • CAA Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL
Outstanding athlete who played defensive back for head coach Jeff Webb at Fleming Island  High School • two-time All-State selection • two-time member of the Florida Times Union All-First Coast team • named to the Florida Times Union Super 24 Team as a senior • rated by Rivals.com as one of the top 160 players in the state of Florida • served as team captain and was voted team Most Valuable Player as a senior • intercepted 12 passes over his final two seasons, returning five for touchdowns • also returned five kickoffs and punts for touchdowns as a senior in 2011 • led team to a record of 21-4 over his final two seasons • team went 12-1 and advanced to regionals in 2010 and posted a 9-3 record and advanced to the second round of the state tournament in 2011 • rated a 2-Star Prospect by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL
Craig Robert Brodsky ("brahd-ski") • born June 3, 1993 in Jacksonville, Fla. • son of Rob and Dana Brodsky • has one younger sister • honor student as a health behavior science major with a minor in coaching at Delaware • aspires to become a coach • father played college football at The Citadel in 1985-88 and two uncles also played at The Citadel • mother is a graduate of Clemson • attended UD Football Camp as a high school student. 

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2013 12/12 45 (11)
0-0/1-4
0/0
3/2
2012 11/0  12 (9) 0-0/0-0  0/0 0/1
TOTALS 23/12 57 (20)
0-0/1-4
0/0
3/3

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 vs. Delaware State, William & Mary, 2013
Interceptions: 2 vs. Wagner, 2013

 

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